Wedding Weight Loss

imagesNow that I’m engaged and will be getting married in a few years I need to lose some weight. While I’m still in grad school and short on time I plan on simply starting with improving my diet. In fact, I’ve already started. I’ve resisted fast food a few times already and I’m not eating past 8pm except on Monday’s when I’m in class until 7:30pm. So far I’ve already lost 4lbs. Woo!

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November 18, 2013. Tags: , , , , , , , , , , . Projects, Wedding Related. Leave a comment.

Post Proposal Balloons

Joe proposed using balloons on the ceiling with pictures of us on the end. They were helium, but couldn’t hold the weight of the pictures and remain on the ceiling. To solve that he taped them to the ceiling. It was perfect.

At about 4:30am that next morning I hear a ‘tht’ followed two seconds later by a ‘ffffth.’ I finally figured out what it was when a balloon fell on me while I was try to fall back asleep. I don’t know what it was about 4:30am that morning, but about a third of the balloons came down in a 20 minute time span. And they left the tape on the ceiling. Anyway, this is what our room looked like the next morning.

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November 16, 2013. Tags: , , , , , , , , , . Stories, Wedding Related. Leave a comment.

Centerpiece Testing

My pinsperation for centerpieces was glittery jars. And no, not mason jars. I’m over that. Just plain, old, cylinder vases. So I tested a few glitterification methods.

Martha Stewart glitter paint is a no go. I had to do about six layers with varying techniques before I got it halfway as translucent as I wanted it.

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Glitter and Modpodge looks great. It looks really fantastic and textured actually. However, it gets fucking EVERYWHERE. So that’s out. But it does look good.

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But there is a winner. Krylon Glitter Blast spray paint. It’s the most even, the most efficient, and the easiest to do. And the best part is that it is sold at Sears and Joe gets a discount there. Hurrah!

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And ignore the bottom of the glitter and ends of the spray paint. Underneath is the Martha Stewart glitter paint mishap. I just didn’t want to buy more vases to test ideas. This has also helped me decide that I’m just going to paint the whole vase. Originally I was planning on taping off parts of it for a different effect, but not. The whole thing. Much easier that way.

November 15, 2013. Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , . Projects, Wedding Related. Leave a comment.

The Ring

I now wear on my finger a beautiful 1 carat, princess cut, Tolkowsky diamond in a custom band.

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November 14, 2013. Tags: , , , , , , , . Just Talking, Wedding Related. 1 comment.

I’m Engaged!

Last night, after almost seven and a half years, Joe proposed!

He really wanted to go out on a date so I did my hair at my mom’s then came back home to his house to change and do my make up. We went to Outback and then a local arcade, Bonkers, where I kicked his butt in skee ball. When we got home I opened the front door and there were rose petals going up the stairs.

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The petals went right to our bedroom. When I opened the door there were balloons all over and at the end of each ribbon was a picture of us from some point in our relationship.

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On the wall in glow in the dark paint were the words ‘marry me?’

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At this point I’m laugh/crying. So I turn around and Joe starts to give his speech and he gets down on one knee and held up this ring.

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Of course I said yes. How could I not?

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November 10, 2013. Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , . News, Wedding Related. Leave a comment.